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Three fraternities disciplined for hazing violations
Three Miami fraternities were disciplined recently after the office of judicial affairs declared members responsible for separate hazing incidents.
Both the Phi Delta Theta and the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternities were sanctioned May 25 for violating Section 109, the Code of Student Conduct section regarding hazing, on Feb. 26. The Delta Chi fraternity was sanctioned June 9 for violating the same section of the code on April 2.
During its suspension, the fraternity will be permitted to participate in Greek Week and other alcohol-free events. The chapter must also submit a proposal for a new risk-management education program and issue a written apology to the community.
Phi Delta Theta members taped the hands and feet of several pledges to lamp poles and participated in an activity that involved kidnapping pledges, said Susan Vaughn, director of the office of judicial affairs.
Sanctions given to the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity require the chapter to revise its membership education program in problem areas identified by the fraternity members. The new program must be presented to members by Oct. 15.
Sigma Phi Epsilon members conducted a scavenger hunt with new pledges during restricted hours for pledges, Vaughn said.
The chapter must submit a request to the office of judicial affairs to have its social privileges reinstated for the spring 2000 semester.
Delta Chi was also placed on disciplinary probation from June 8, 1999, to May 1, 2001. Beginning fall 1999 semester, the chapter is required to have at least one faculty adviser at chapter meetings to advise the membership on chapter activities.
Members of the Delta Chi fraternity drove two pledges outside the city limits of Oxford, dropped them off and left them without transportation to return to town, Vaughn said.
Date Published: 06/30/1999